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heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this morning. >>> plus, the key figures trying to get to the bottom of benghazi and the petraeus affair. chair of the senate intelligence committee senator dianne feinstein of california. and chair of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers of michigan. >>> then after the election, will washington get anything done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney dr
republicans who have been critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. they blasted her for saying it was sparked by an anti-islam film despite evidence that it was a coordinated terror attack. the president says she was just giving her best answer based on the intelligence she had been provided. senator john mccain is even trying to block -- threatening to block rice from becoming secretary of state if the president chooses her to succeed hillary clinton. >>> quickly approaching fiscal cliff is already giving investors on wall street a scare. dow closed down 185 points yesterday, third triple digit loss in a week. nasdaq is down 10% from september. the fear of grid lock on capitol hill is driving the tailspain. president obama says there is room for agreement. >> as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our a arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president did say he would not accept continued tax cuts for
or un are airy tract infections. >> pregnant women may want to put cell phones down. a new study says cell phone radiation exposure during pregnancy may impact fetal brain development. researchers studies pregnant wife. an active cell phone was placed on half of the cages. the mice exposed to the cell phones were more active and their memory was slightly worse. >>> the man behind the voice of elmo on sesame street is on a leave of absence after allegations surfaced he had a relationship with a teenage boy. the show released a statement saying earlier this dyear, a 23-year-old man said when he was 16 he had a relationship with the puppeteer behind elmo's character. the man denied those allegation, calling them inflammatory. the show says the claims are unsubstantiated. >>> hundreds of janitors at  walter reed medical center in we these da are looking for their paychecks. the union that represents the 300 janitors there say they haven't been paid in two weeks. the union says it filed a could plant against federal contractor s-cap enterprises. the union says the company claims it hasn'
imprisoned in cuba have contacted an anti-torture expert for the u.n. for help. alan gross has spent nearly three years in a cuban jail. in that time, he's lost more than 100 pounds and has developed other medical conditions. in a letter made public yesterday, a lawyer for gross says, if he continues to be denied proper medical care, his treatment will, quote, surely amount to torture. earlier this year, the 63-year-old gross developed a mass behind his shoulder that u.s. doctors he has not been treated for. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for what cuba calls crimes against the state, charges gross denies. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames in northwest washington. this is at the intersection of 14th and spring street just before midnight. the building was full of smoke. we're told the fire started in the basement and was quickly put out. no one was hurt. montgomery county firefighters are also trying to figure out what sparked this fire in dickerson. firefighters posted this photo on twitter. the home was engulfed in flames. we're t
not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice claimed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. and with both sides rlly not very far apart on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection will tip the balance. get him a few republican votes. and the kind of deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> nancy pelosi has put rumors about her future to rest. she raised more money than any other member of congress to put democrats back in power. but her party fell far short of the 25 seats needed to win the majority last week. still pelosi succeeded in electing the most diverse caucus in the country's history. >> as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. and i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues, to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> the only woman ever
in benghazi. republicans today demanded a new investigation and warned the president not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice blamed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. with both sides up here not really far apart now on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection tips the balance, gets him some republican votes on this. and the deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. live from capitol hill, steve handelsman, news4. >>> steve, thank you. now, for more on the scandal involving the former cia director, nbc's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed session. we're told actually he volunteered to do it. the senate said they wanted to hear from him, but his
graham, south carolina republican leading the charge against the president's u.n. ambassador, susan rice is a nominee for secretary of state. all of this happening while the president is trying to get something done with congress over avoiding the fiscal cliff. and the future of the republican party. all coming up on "meet the press." and after the program, my press pass program with an inside look at lincoln with president historian fdoris kaernz good wi. >>> a man diagnosed with cancer and given just weeks to live finds solace at church. not in the way you might think. greg thomas was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer three years ago. on long walks to clear his head, he found an old rundown church. he couldn't get inside, so he would sit on the steps to pray. and one day, thomas got enough energy to start repairing the church. get this just as the church started to shape up, thomas' cancer went into remission. >> there has been a lot of tears shed on these steps. and they have been tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of blessing too. this is my way of saying thank you. >> repa
, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice, the obama administration's representative who gave the initial incorrect intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep him where he is and perhaps look elsewhere to another senator or clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west point graduate and veteran of the armed services committee. then there is john kerry if the president doesn't tap him for stat
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